Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Who we are
As the flagship global service delivery project of the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), the PMI Impact Malaria team works with national malaria programs to fight malaria and save lives by strengthening diagnosis, treatment, and drug-based prevention for those most at risk, particularly children and pregnant women. PMI Impact Malaria (IM) is led by Population Services International (PSI) in partnership with Jhpiego, Medical Care Development International, and the Malaria Elimination Initiative at University of California San Francisco.
IM's global goal is to reduce morbidity and mortality due to malaria and move countries towards national or subnational pre-elimination. To achieve this goal, IM supports National Malaria Control Program Managers (NMCPs) to help tackle malaria service delivery challenges by:
Closing the gaps in malaria service delivery to get the best medicine, with the correct diagnosis, to the right patients, in the timeliest manner.
Unlocking the potential of key drug-based approaches, helping countries to introduce, implement, and scale-up proven innovations to move countries forward in their elimination efforts, according to each country's unique malaria situation.
Strengthening malaria health systems and a rigorous use of data to link operational research and country-led dialogue with global technical leadership for the means of accelerating strategic service delivery improvements and advancing key learnings.
In each country, IM builds on key lessons learned from the PMI-funded Improving Malaria Diagnostics (IMaD) project (2008-2013) and MalariaCare (2013-2018). IMaD was mandated to focus solely on malaria diagnosis. MalariaCare expanded to include both malaria diagnosis and treatment. The scope of IM is expanded further to include malaria diagnosis and treatment, malaria in pregnancy, and new drug-based approaches like seasonal malaria chemoprevention, mass drug administration and reactive case detection, where appropriate.
In Tanzania, IM will work closely with NMCP, Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program (ZAMEP), President's Office-Regional Administrative and Local Government (PO-RALG), PMI/Tanzania, and other PMI partners to improve the quality of and access to malaria services at both the facility and community levels. IM will build on progress made in malaria service delivery by focusing on the following areas of work:
Provide high quality technical expertise and assistance to NMCP and ZAMEP for the development of policies, strategies, and implementation plans related to case management, malaria in pregnancy (MIP), and chemoprevention
Strengthen case management and MIP prevention by supporting the implementation and/or planning and data use of Malaria Service Delivery and Quality Improvement (MSDQI) in public and private health facilities in selected districts
Provide technical and implementation support for integrated community case management (iCCM), including development and rollout of training and supervision
We are looking for a Senior Technical Advisor to provide high quality technical expertise and assistance to NMCP and ZAMEP for the development of policies, strategies, and implementation plans related to case management, malaria in pregnancy (MIP), and chemoprevention, and to provide high-level technical oversight to the IM team in Tanzania.
What are we looking for?
What would get us excited?
STATUS : Exempt